‘Tis that time of year again. The time when loving couples gleefully flaunt their…lovingness, and mush all over each other in private and public, just because they can.
Those of you who have followed my blog for a while now probably know I’m personally not a big fan of Valentine’s day (or many commercialized holidays for that matter). But, as I’ve mentioned before in other posts, a perfect gift for one’s significant other/spouse/partner/really really really good friend (*wink*), would be a portrait. It could be a formal portrait or something a little more intimate like a boudoir portrait.
People have a lot of misconceptions about boudoir photography. People have a lot of misconceptions about a lot of things, but that’s beside the point. Boudoir photography isn’t something lewd or vulgar, it isn’t pornography (though some think it is), it’s a tasteful way for people to empower themselves and celebrate their own beauty (and maybe even get their significant other’s heart racing). With that being said, boudoir isn’t just for the skinny “model” types. It’s open to everyone of every shape, size, color, etc.
Another misconception about boudoir photography is that it’s just for the ladies. Well, it isn’t just for the ladies out there. It’s not just for a woman to give a pin up shot to the men in their lives. Men can get in on the fun too, for themselves and for their ladies or partners!
Boudoir photography can range from comical (lounging in a sexy pose wearing a big housecoat with fluffy slippers), to glamour (sexy dresses/outfits), to intimate (tasteful lingerie or even artistic nudes). It all depends on your personal preference and who/what your portrait is for.
Trust me, especially you men out there. The roses, chocolates, and stuffed animals are all fine and good, but something more thoughtful and personal will go a long way. Don’t be afraid to delve into the world of boudoir photography, you might find that you enjoy the liberating experience (and your significant other will enjoy the result just as much!)!
Until next time…